Northamptonshire countryside venue Whittlebury Park is offering amateur golfers the chance to win a place in the prestigious 2018 regional William Hunt Trilby Tour.
On Wednesday 30 May, a pre-championship qualifying event will take place at Whittlebury, with two spaces in the Northamptonshire Trilby Tour regional championship on 28 June up for grabs.
The competition will be split into two divisions, for handicaps up to and including 12.4, and for 12.5 – 24.4. The 1st place winner from each division will win a place in the Trilby Tour regional championship, with a hotel spa break at Whittlebury for the 2nd place golfers and trophies for the top three in each division.
This year will be the first time that Whittlebury has hosted the Trilby Tour, which is widely considered to be the closest experience to a professional tournament for amateur golfers.
The Trilby Tour, now going into its 11th year, will visit Whittlebury on Thursday 28 June as one of 10 regional championships. Sky Sports, which will be televising the tour, anticipates an audience of 3.5 million for the regional championships and international final.
Whittlebury’s 36-hole championship golf course, which dates back to 1905 and once formed part of the Royal Whittlewood Forest, has been chosen by tour organisers for its challenging layout, diversity of the holes and the dedication and commitment the team have shown to making this regional the best one of the season.
The regional championship at Whittlebury will be open to spectators, with many diehard Trilby Tour fans attending every year to witness the ‘winner takes all’ competitive format, which culminates in a 3-hole shootout to decide the champion.
The entry fee for the pre-championship qualifying event is £40 per person, including 18 holes of golf and tea, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival.
For more information and to book please visit www.booking.whittleburyhall.co.uk and enter TRILBY 18 in the 'enter product/package code' box.
Notes to Editors:
Recently united Whittlebury Hall and Whittlebury Park provide the perfect backdrop for both corporate clients and leisure guests.
Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland and just a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes, Whittlebury offers an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel, conference and training centre, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, meetings and events facilities catering for up to 3,000 delegates and a luxurious spa.
It’s first-class golf facilities include a 36-hole Championship course, driving range, simulators, PGA professional coaches, Callaway fitting centre and award-winning Atrium Clubhouse within its grounds.
Awards won by Whittlebury include; Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2015; Best for Weddings, Parties and Special Events at the 2016 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence; and Best Spa for Groups Award in the Good Spa Guide Awards.
Whittlebury also holds an AIM Gold accreditation, the meetings industry’s recognised mark of excellence from the Meetings Industry Association and offers meetings and events delegates superfast free 1GB unlimited Wi-Fi across 20 conference and training suites and 28 syndicate rooms.
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